Sermon preached by Rev Rudi Schwartz on 7 July 2012 Sugar-coated degradation Scripture Readings 1Peter 2:4-12 Judges 17:1-13 Hymns “Immortal, invisible, God only wise” “Every promise” “Speak, O Lord” “The Servant King" Invocation Our God and Father, In your unfailing love you have lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you have guided … Continue reading Everything goes!
Sermon preached by Rev Rudi Schwartz on 1st July 2012 God’s treasured possession Scripture Readings: 1Peter 1:13-2:3 Deuteronomy 14:1-21 Songs: "Here I am to worship" “In Christ alone" "The Ancient of Days" "Shine Jesus shine" Prayer May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O … Continue reading A people holy to the Lord
Commenting on Daniel's prayer in Daniel 9, Bill Muehlenberg writes: "We have so very much to repent of. But for most churches it is business as usual. They would not dare to bring up the topics of sin, repentance, confession and holiness. That would keep the numbers down – and worse yet, it would keep … Continue reading Daniel’s Intercessory Prayer of Confession
Being faithful to the Word of God, one has to set aside personal opinions to obediently listen to God speaking authoritatively. God defines holiness, and He defines sin. In doing so He has the right to free from sin, and the right to condemn sin. He had no obligation to do anything about sin, but … Continue reading Gay, but happily married
Dear Lord, In the Name of Jesus Christ, my Saviour, I come to You in confession. I stand in the righteousness of Christ and nothing of my own. I admit and acknowledge that I am sinful, and that I have sinned before You. My sins are an abomination in your sight, and it screams against … Continue reading Confession and joy